He was a Navy aviator, a combat pilot, ice water ran through his viens. He aborted the initial landing site due to the rough terrain and hunted for a better location. The entire world held our collective breaths, it was a special time for all of us.I was born almost 20 years after the moon landings, but still I'm sad to read of the passing away of such a great man. It was one of the greatest single achievements of mankind and he played a crucial role in it. I read that his heart rate during the lunar landing was 156bpm, which says a lot about how calm and collected he must've been.
I understand he went straight to the camp bar for a beer and a ciggie. One of the other astro's rushed in and said something like "Jeez, just heard you crashed and was almost killed" Armstrong took a drag on his ciggie and just said "Yup"There' a famous clip of a vehicle built to simulate the LM on earth. It went out of control with Armstrong at the controls but managed to eject.
Neil Armstrong: Simulator Crash Almost Killed Apollo 11 Astronaut Year Before Lunar Landing (VIDEO)